So we have Kanye West’s video for Runaway. At least this time around he is more specific and forthcoming with his spiritual beliefs. The video is over 30 minutes long and is not just one song, but various songs. Lyrics like “We love Jesus but you done learned a lot from Satan”, that is actually from a “Devil In a New Dress”, which is a totally different song. Basically Kanye West takes a fallen angel and nurses her back to health. But he takes it further, he makes her respectable, worships and honors her.
We see a ceremony where what appears to be a confederate army carries a huge likeness of Michael Jackson. Kanye might be telling us that despite Michael’s desire to transcend racism he ended up dying like a heroin junkie in spite of it, a typical death for a lot of Black musicians back in the day. The symbolism does not escape me, and I often wonder if the ceremony was actually that of the Ku Klux Klan, though the fireworks and the little Black kid dressed in all red was interesting. He may have been suggesting that Michael was a soldier on many fronts, an idea that has been popularized by the fact that he spoke out against what some consider to be the Illuminati in a video that is making the rounds on YouTube. On the left is a likeness of Kanye dressed in all White, on the right, Kanye West again, in all Black. In the next scene he is at a dinner party where everyone is dressed in all White. He then plays the piano, and ballet dancers dressed in all Black come out and perform. Dinner is served, and a turkey that is dead, but not cleaned or prepared for consumption, is brought out. The angel freaks out and goes into remission and wants to go back to her world. They consummate their love, she leaves and goes back into the heavens and Kanye is running for his life trying to find her. The credits are ran.
This should not be a very hard video for anyone to interpret. Kanye West himself may be Satan in this video if you fully consider the implications of what he is proposing. A fallen angel redeems herself by consummating her love with Kanye, and his backyard is the Garden of Eden. What do you make of the likeness of Michael Jackson, with Kanye West on either side? Is he trying to hard to be Michael Jackson? What do you make of his take on spirituality? Is he telling us that worshiping a beautiful woman can only end up tragically? Was the fallen angel, simply there to test Kanye West, and did he fail that test by trying to make her human? In the Word of God, the Bible talks about what happened when women had sex with fallen angels. Kanye West takes a totally different approach and talks about one fallen angel that is a woman.
If you read Jude 1:6 you see that God kept these angels in hell until the day of judgement. Kanye West romanticizes the idea of the fallen angel in that they would return back into the heavens after engaging in sin on the Earth. The different sequences of the video talk about different manners of sin, though it is not clear that is what is going on until the end of the video. Therefore, in Kanye West’s view, the fallen are redeemed through sin and accepted back into heaven. If you look at it again it is very dark when the angel is falling into Earth, Kanye himself redeems the fallen angel, and she goes back into heaven, upset and torn because she has to leave Kanye, but happy to be back home. It is an interesting video, and I would be surprised if Kanye does not win any awards.